Target 'Pride' designer says company pulled products due to 'threats from domestic terrorists'


A designer who worked with Target for its polarizing "Pride" collection is blaming "domestic terrorists" for the company pulling their merchandise from shelves.

LGBTQ-owned stationary brand Ash + Chess shared they were "saddened" to find Target had removed most of their collection from stores "due to threats from domestic terrorists," in an Instagram post on Monday.

"We are saddened to say that the majority of our collection has been removed from Target stores due to threats from domestic terrorists. Emotionally, we do not currently have the bandwidth to comment further on this," the post read. "We appreciate your support and love. Queer and trans people exist in the past, present, and future, and we are stronger together. We love you all."

On May 10, Ash + Chess shared on social media they had partnered with Target for its pride line. The collection included t-shirts and cards that read, "Trans people will always exist," "You're my chosen family," "Ask me about my pronouns" and "Trans Pride, Trans Power."

Target continues to feature calendars, clothing, hats and cards from the designer on their website, though some of the products appear unavailable to purchase as of Wednesday.

Ash+ Chess did not respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment and clarification about their social media post.

Another designer part of Target's pride line shared the company had also pulled some of their products from stores, calling the backlash "devastating."

Target displays LGBTQ-themed apparel annually leading into the month of June. However, the retail giant came under increased scrutiny after consumers noticed stores selling "tuck-friendly" women's bathing suits for transgender people and pride apparel for children and infants.... (Read more)

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